Think F.A.S.T. to Act Against Stroke
F.A.S.T. is a quick and easy way to recognize the signs of stroke, from The American Stroke Association. Remember to think F.A.S.T. if you or someone else experiences:
F – Face drooping – Ask the person to smile to see if one side of the face is drooping or numb
A – Arm weakness – Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift down?
S – Speech difficulty – Is speech slurred? Can the person repeat a simple sentence correctly and clearly?
T – Time to call 911 if you see any of these signs, even if the symptoms go away – The person needs to go to the hospital immediately.
Recognize Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Call “911” immediately if any of these stroke symptoms appears suddenly:
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Difficulty speaking or understanding what is being said
- Dizziness, lack of coordination or falling
- Severe headache
Rapid Treatment Makes Stroke “Like It Never Happened”
Read how quick recognition of stroke symptoms by her grandchild and husband returned a woman to normal living.